Quilted Christmas Tree

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CookieCrazie's Week in Review




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Shew......I'm back home again after a CRAZIE week.
It was a FABULOUS time taping an episode with Arty McGoo. :)
How fun to talk cookies with those that who can totally relate.
It never gets old.....

Now I'm trying to finish all my Christmas prep ahead of a trip to Florida next week.
My youngest son is graduating from college.
Wow.....this has been quite a year in our family.
I'm so proud of my kids. :)

Guess what cookies I've been working on today?
If you guessed something related to the above event, you're right. ;)

Can you believe Christmas is in less than 3 weeks?
With all the activity in the last month......I feel like it should still be October.
Life goes on.....

Enjoy every second, as best you can.
Today I got upset about something......and realized that it was out of my hands.
I can't control (nor do I want to) the things that others are doing around me.
But I can allow my heart to be moved and humbled.
And if I refuse, I miss out on some truly awesome blessings.

Enjoy this beautiful season...


Instagram photos for this week:

Christmas is in the air......
These cookies are from last year.

The Cookie Tree is loaded up with Christmas cookies (top left photo)
and the rest of the house is dressed up as well.
Let's enjoy this beautiful season together!

Happy Saturday!
(This is last year's shabby chic gingers...)

The Ginger Family is ready to come out and play.....

Time for the ginger family to bring home the Christmas tree...

Fabulous day filming with Arty McGoo and friends.
I'm so grateful!

A throwback to last year's winter cookies.....


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Quilted Christmas Tree Cookies (Tutorial)

It is time for Christmas cookies!

We all anticipate this time of year for many months.
There's just something so wonderful about the spirit of Christmas.

This year I had the privilege of going to Europe and teaching other decorators
some of the CookieCrazie glaze icing techniques.
One of the projects was this cute little homespun quilted Christmas tree.
Now that I've taught the class, I thought I'd share a tutorial here too.

The cookie shape is created with this homespun Christmas tree cutter.

Using brown 10-second glaze, outline/flood the trunk of the quilted tree.
Pipe some black glaze lines while the trunk is still wet.

Give the trunk at least one hour to dry......and then add the middle section of the patchwork quilt.
Use a green glaze base, adding any pattern you'd like while it is still wet.

After at least 30 minutes dry time, add the top and bottom parts of the quilted tree.
Preferably, use a different shade of green for the base,
and again.....add any pattern you like while the glaze is still wet.

Allow the cookies to dry overnight.

make some red buttons to add as "ornaments" on the tree.

Here's the silicone molds used for the trees shown here:

If desired, pipe some stitches within the buttons.

Using a food color marker, add stitches around the edges of the tree.

2014 Christmas Cookie Collection

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